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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What is fibrocollagenous tissue and adipose tissue?

Good question: Fibrocollagenous tissue is the connective tissue throughout our bodies that help maintain shape and function. Adipose tissue is fat. ...Read more

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What's the difference between epithelial and connective tissue comparison and contrast?

What's the difference between epithelial and connective tissue comparison and contrast?

Outside inside tissu: basically the epithelial cells line the surface of the body such as the skin, the mouth the intestine and so forth while the connective tissue is inside the body tissue ...Read more

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What is a "connective tissue disease"? Had punch biopsy on rash, suggestive of early connective tissue disease. What is "connective tissue?"

What is a "connective tissue disease"? Had punch biopsy on rash, suggestive of early connective tissue disease. What is "connective tissue?"

Connective tissue: This is a constellation of disease affecting the supporting tissue throughout the body. It involves fat, cartilage,bone.there are different types with names such as Eleros Danlos , Marfans syndrome, Osteogensis imperfecta, they are all a result of gene dysfunction.ie are inheritable disorders. Most are fairly uncommon. The treatment varies depending on the specific areas involved ...Read more

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What's the difference between fibromyalgia and an undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

What's the difference between fibromyalgia and an undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

A LOT!: Any connective tissue disease (ctd) is essentially autoimmune, in nature, meaning the body is attacking itself. 'undifferentiated' may mean it's not classified or not classifiable, but still bears the hallmarks of inflammation & autoimmunity. No one can really agree what fibromyalgia is or what it's cause(s) are, but it does not appear to be autoimmune. Treatments for the 2 are very different. ...Read more

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What are the differences between skeletal, smooth and cardiac tissues?

What are the differences between skeletal, smooth and cardiac tissues?

Structural differenc: Types of Muscle Tissue. Both skeletal and cardiac muscles appear striated, or striped, because their cells are arranged in bundles. Smooth muscles are not striated because their cells are arranged in sheets instead of bundles. ...Read more

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What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

Immunity versus pain: Mixed connective tissue disease results from the immune system attacking the body itself. Muscle pain is common and is due to inflammation. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of symptoms including fatigue, non-restful sleep, and widespread pain. It may be due to imbalance in chemicals in the nerves in the brain. Muscle pain is universal but the immune system is not involved in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Section studied shows cystic spaced, the wall comprising of fibro collagenous tissue. The spaces show focal lining by multilayered oval to round cells?

Section studied shows cystic spaced, the wall comprising of fibro collagenous tissue. The spaces show focal lining by multilayered oval to round cells?

Speak with your MD: Please speak with your md about your concerns. Interpretation of a section needs to be in the context of the clinical situation and the reason for the biopsy. ...Read more

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Vast scar tissue caused by fibermuscular displaycia in the brain?

Vast scar tissue caused by fibermuscular displaycia in the  brain?

Fibromuscular: dysplasia is a chronic disorder of the medium sized blood vessels leading to your vital organs. Treatment includes controlling blood pressure, opening up narrowed vessels and relief of symptoms. For more information, go to www.mayoclinic.org->diseases&conditions - fibromusculardysplasia or Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America, www.fmdsa.org->fmd_info->what_is_fmd ...Read more

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How advanced are "stem cells" with regards to male reproductive organs' tissue regeneration.. Mainly for treating trauma of delicate tissues. Curious!

How advanced are "stem cells" with regards to male reproductive organs' tissue regeneration.. Mainly for treating trauma of delicate tissues. Curious!

Not advanced: Stem cells by definition are primitive cells that can differentiate into multiple cell types. Consult this site for info. http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx ...Read more

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Can scarred muscle tissue heal abnormally and affect other parts of my body?

Can scarred muscle tissue heal abnormally and affect other parts of my body?

It's all connected: Every muscle in your body is connected. Injuries to muscles in one part of your body can and often do affect other parts of your body. A do who practices osteopathic manipulation might be able to provide you with some solutions and some relief from your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is myocardial tissue different from other tissues?

Why is myocardial tissue different from other tissues?

Myocardium: The heart muscle is striated muscle which contracts on its own. It's the only muscle that contracts on its own. ...Read more

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Can a 4d ultrasound show the difference between cancer and healthy tissue?

Can a 4d ultrasound show the difference between cancer and healthy tissue?

Yes : 4d ultrasound can gather 3d volumes and represents the difference between video and a still. These images can show the difference between normal and diseased tissue. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan tell the difference between scar tissue and normal soft tissue?

Can a CT scan tell the difference between scar tissue and normal soft tissue?

It depends: Depending on the body part being scanned, a CT can usually distinguish between normal soft tissue and abnormal soft tissue. Whether or not the abnormal soft tissue is a scar may or may not be easily determined. Scan parameters and clinical history play a role. ...Read more

Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more


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